|Creator:||Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987|
|Title:||Erskine Caldwell typescript|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a typescript of a six page short story entitled, "Crown-Fire" written by Caldwell in 1940 for a collection of short stories called Jackpot. Written in the first person, the story recalls young passion and love. It contains Caldwell's autograph on the last page.|
Erskine Caldwell was born in White Oak, Georgia in December 1903 and died in April 1987 in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He was an American author, most famous for his books about the South that centered on issues of poverty, racism, and other social issues. He wrote God's Little Acre and Tobacco Road. He lived throughout the country, but mainly focused on the South in his writings. "Crown-Fire" is one of his better known short stories.
Erskine Caldwell typescript. MS 2330. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Erskine Caldwell - Girl with Figurines manuscript (typescript); Erskine Caldwell papers (ca. 1930-1978); Erskine Caldwell, 1903- screenplay for Gretta; Erskine Caldwell, 1903- motion picture contracts; Letters to Stetson Kennedy, 1940-1942, 1958, 1978.